Tom Gubala, of Bellevue, Wash., sent in this photo of a lilac-breasted roller in Tanzania.
He spotted the colorful bird while on a safari in late summer 2011. Gubala and his wife were lucky enough to see the African 'big five' -- the cape buffalo, lion, elephant, rhino and leopard -- in the course of about six hours.
"That was a great trip and that bird just posed for me," Gubala told TODAY.com
Want to see more images of the lilac-breasted roller? Check out this Tumblr blog, which as it says, is "dedicated to one of the prettiest little birds in the world."
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